The Register Citizen has set a goal of $25,000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Warm The Children program. Community support, however, is necessary to achieve this goal. According to program coordinator Andrea Benedict, only $650 has been raised as of November 13.
All funds go directly to children in need, and the program is run so that the same families don't benefit from the program every year. Each child is allotted $100 for a coat, boots, and warm clothing. To register a child, parents should contact the Salvation Army at (860) 482-3569, FISH at (860) 482-7300, or call Friendly Hands Food Bank at (860) 482-3338. Checks payable to the Warm The Children Fund can also be mailed to the Register Citizen, POB 58, Torrington, CT 06790 or delivered to their office at 59 Field Street in Torrington.